Which clinical history findings are characteristic of benign intracranial hypertension -caused pediatric headache?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: J Ivan Lopez, MD, FAAN, FAHS; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Benign intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri) produces headaches similar to those occurring in conditions with raised intracranial pressure. In addition to having greater pain in the morning and vomiting, patients may have vision problems (eg, diplopia) or gait abnormalities (eg, ataxia).


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